Marrow

album cover

Wauw, da’s me nogal een review, voor de nieuwe Agalloch, Marrow of the Spirit. Een perfecte 10. Op basis hiervan, en hun eerdere werk uiteraard, maar gelijk effies besteld. En de nieuwe Monster Magnet. Als ik toch bezig ben. Wilde eigenlijk de nieuwe Danzig ook wel graag hebben, maar die heeft een levertijd van 10 dagen en zo lang wil ik niet op de Agalloch wachten. Dat volgt later wel een keertje. Misschien dat ik ondertussen toch nog even op zoek ga naar een torrent, nu ik toch betaald heb, is dat bijna legaal. Toch?

Agalloch

Ashes Against the Grain cover

About 4 years ago I was browsing the ‘Metal New’ at my favourite recordstore, when I found The Mantle by a band calld Agalloch. It featured a sticker that said Melancholic metal with references from Pink Floyd, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Sol Invictus, Ulver, Dissection, Fields Of The Nephilim…. I wasn’t familiar with the band, but the combination of the somber cover and the sticker made me buy it. I instantly loved it and soon purchased their back catalogue.

The new album was announced earlier this year and I ordered it some time in March. Unfortunately the release was postponed untill August. I’d almost forgotten about it when it arrived in the mail earlier this week. It’s called Ashes Against the Grain and like all great albums it takes a number of plays to form an opinion. For the time being, you can find a review on Chronicles of Chaos. More good news, as the band is playing in Helmond in November.

Blabbermouth

Just checking the news from Blabbermouth.net. Read a review of the Day of the Equinox festival. Looked quite good. Havind Agalloch and Green Carnation. The latter apparently played their album Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness in full! Green Carnation recently played on the Progpower festival, but I can’t remember hearing Agalloch performing here. They should though, they’re one of my favourite bands.

Also, I read that Monster Magnet will be doing a European tour soon. They’re playing on my birthday (March 14th) in Paradiso in Amsterdam. Let’s see if I can try and get tickets for that.